COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) resources

In response to the World Health Organization’s declaration that COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) can now be characterised as a pandemic, here is an updated list of resources that may be useful.

Summaries and advice

UK Government COVID-19 guidance for health professionals

Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK (latest information for the public from Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response

Coronavirus information on NICE Evidence Search


BMJ Best Practice

World Health Organization technical guidance

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre

The scientific literature

Recent papers in PubMed (search string : covid-19 OR novel coronavirus OR ncov OR 2019-ncov)

CDC updates on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Several publishers have made their material on COVID-19 available on open access, including:

Elsevier Novel coronavirus information center

The Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre

New England Journal of Medicine Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Springer Nature SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

Wiley Covid-19: Novel Coronavirus Content Free to Access

OUP COVID-19, other coronaviruses, and related topics

A comprehensive list is kept updated by Public Health England’s Knowledge and Library Services: Finding the Evidence: Coronavirus


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